Home / Knowledge / News / Information Technology / Yoox Net-A-Porter Group opens new tech hub in London
Yoox Net-A-Porter Group opens new tech hub in London
01
Jul '17
Courtesy: Ynap
Courtesy: Ynap
Yoox Net-A-Porter Group has announced opening of a new tech hub in White City, reaffirming its commitment to London and investment in the UK. The new tech hub in west London is key to YNAP’s growth strategy and part of an investment of more than €500 million in technology and logistics across the group to double the size of the business by 2020.

The 70,000-square foot space at White City Place will bring together YNAP’s UK tech teams under one roof. There will be 500 staff based at the tech hub, with a further 100 jobs created over the next two years. YNAP also has a 500-strong technology team in Bologna, Italy, that collaborates closely with London.

The tech hub has been built to accelerate innovation and deliver best-in-class technologies, further strengthening the group’s partnerships with many of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands and providing an unparalleled customer experience. Work at the tech hub will include developing artificial intelligence capabilities, such as personalisation and image recognition, and creating the next wave of mobile technologies, that will keep YNAP in the vanguard of digital innovation.

Award-winning British architects, Grimshaw, have created a future-focused environment which also reflects YNAP’s unique position at the intersection of fashion and technology. The tech hub is designed to inspire creative ways of working, as the group seeks to attract top digital talent. It will facilitate a mobile working culture, while simultaneously supporting seamless collaboration with the group’s other global offices.

As part of its plan to invest in education, share knowledge and support the local community, YNAP has partnered with London’s world-renowned Imperial College, whose White City campus is under construction, to launch an initiative to teach local children from underprivileged backgrounds aged eight-14 the basics of coding.

The project, named Imperial Codelab Powered by Yoox Net-A-Porter Group, aims to increase the number of children, especially young girls, who have access to coding classes and promote the importance of digital skills. YNAP will also play a key part in the White City regeneration project, which is transforming W12 into one of London’s most exciting live-work-play super-hubs for technology, creativity and innovation.

“We are delighted to open our cutting-edge tech hub in West London, a space created to inspire and facilitate disruptive innovation. Artificial intelligence and new mobile enhancements to the customer experience will be the focus. Tech hub will be home to our 500-strong UK tech team and gives us plenty of room to add new jobs,” commented Federico Marchetti, chief executive officer at Yoox Net-A-Porter Group.

“London is Europe’s leading centre for technology and one of the world’s fashion capitals. I am therefore delighted that Yoox Net-A-Porter Group will be fusing our huge strengths in these sectors to create a new tech hub in a part of the capital that is undergoing an exciting transformation,” Rajesh Agrawal, deputy Mayor for business, London

“Yoox Net-A-Porter Group’s new tech hub reflects the creative partnership we have with a client who, like us, strives for quality design from the largest impression down to the smallest detail. Grimshaw’s design ethos of flexibility and adaptability has translated into the interior design for a workplace that has technology and collaboration at its core,” commented Nicholas Grimshaw, chairman and founder of Grimshaw. (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: American Silk Mills

Textiles | On 18th Oct 2017

Sutlej Textiles adds American Silk Mills to its portfolio

Sutlej Textiles and Industries Ltd (STIL) has announced the...

Arvind Limited executive directors Punit Lalbhai (left) and Kulin Lalbhai explaining the project to Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani. Courtesy: Arvind Ltd

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Oct 2017

Arvind to set up mega apparel facility in Gujarat

Arvind Limited, one of India’s largest textile to retail...

Cotton stocks accumulating everywhere outside of China

Textiles | On 18th Oct 2017

Cotton stocks accumulating everywhere outside of China

Global cotton stocks outside of China are expected to rise by nearly...

Interviews View All

Rahul Bhadani
Looksgud

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Luke Otten
Wigwam Mills Inc

Wigwam aims to recycle discarded yarn that doesn’t make it through the...

Sonia Agarwal
Whitenife

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.3%
No
13.6%
Skip
9.1%

Total Votes: 66

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
60.6%
No
28.8%
Skip
10.6%

Total Votes: 66

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
84.8%
No
10.6%
Skip
4.5%

Total Votes: 66

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
74.2%
No
12.1%
Skip
13.6%

Total Votes: 66


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search